HOW TO ACCESS THE UEFI (BIOS) SETUP IN WINDOWS 8/8.1 SYSTEM

Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) is designed to replace the BIOS. UEFI is a standard firmware interface which controls the booting process of the system and passes the control to the OS.

Method 1:

The traditional method to enter the BIOS/UEFI is to press the F2 or Fn+F2 keys. This method often fails when the system boots faster.

Note: The keys may vary according to the manufacturers.

Method 2:

Press Shift key while restarting the system.

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You will be directed to the blue boot options menu.

a

Choose the Troubleshoot option

b

Next, click on Advanced Options

c

Now choose the UEFI Firmware Settings

d

Click Restart to access the UEFI setup.

Method 3:

Choose Settings from the Charms bar by moving the mouse to the right-hand corner of the screen.

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Next, click on the Cchange PC settings

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In the PC settings, click on the ‘update and recovery’ option

4

Navigate to the recovery menu and select ‘Restart now’ under the Advanced Startup as shown in the below screenshot.

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Now you will be getting a blue boot options menu. Follow the same steps as that in method 2 to access the UEFI/BIOS.

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